Past Events

2024


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Feb

28
Virtual Call for Military and Veterans Affairs Committee

CSG East is convening members of the Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs, and other state officials who…

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2023


PFAS: Charting a way forward

As public understanding of PFAS — also called “forever chemicals” — begins to grow, so too are the…

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Dec

9
CSG East Executive and Administrative Committee Winter Meetings

CSG East Executive Committee members will meet on Saturday, December 9 in Raleigh, North Carolina at the CSG…

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Dec

6-9
2023 CSG National Conference

Please join you colleagues from around the nation at the CSG National Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina. Mark…

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Dec

4
K-12 is Broken. So, How to Fix It?

An urgent and insightful conversation on the current state of K-12 education, what’s wrong with it and how…

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Nov

14
Housing Affordability Webinar

Housing is one of the most pressing concerns in our region and across the country. Affordability is a…

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Oct

25-26
Northeast High-level Radioactive Waste Transportation Task Force Meeting

Members of the Northeast High-level Radioactive Waste Transportation Task Force will meeting in Portland, Maine. For more information,…

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Aug

20-23
62nd Annual Meeting and Regional Policy Forum

We look forward to welcoming everyone to the 62nd Annual Meeting in Toronto, Ontario! Registration opens March 15,…

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Jun

9
Funding Workforce Development: Federal opportunities for states

State leaders are under incredible pressure to address labor shortages in their communities, and help is still…

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Jun

5-7
Pennsylvania Capitol Visit 2023

Staff from the Eastern Office of The Council of State Governments (CSG East) will be in Harrisburg June…

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May

31-1
New York Capitol Visit 2023

Staff from the Eastern Office of The Council of State Governments (CSG East) will be at the State…

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May

22-25
National Transportation Stakeholders Forum

The National Transportation Stakeholders (NTSF) meeting will be held in St. Louis, Missouri. Members of the Northeast region…

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May

19
Tackling the affordable housing crisis: Best practices from Maine

As state and local leaders around the country scramble to address a growing affordable housing crisis, the transition…

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May

17-18
Massachusetts Capitol Visit 2023

Staff from the Eastern Office of The Council of State Governments (CSG East) will be at the State…

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May

9-10
Rhode Island Capitol Visit 2023

Staff from the Eastern Office of The Council of State Governments (CSG East) will be at the State…

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May

2-4
Delaware Capitol Visit 2023

Staff from the Eastern Office of The Council of State Governments (CSG East) will be at the State…

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Apr

28-29
Labor Challenges in Agriculture and Food Processing

Join your regional colleagues in Baltimore, Maryland for this important policy summit. Registration is now open,…

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Apr

21
Implementing the Inflation Reduction Act

Last August, President Joe Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), which will provide a historic $369 billion…

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Mar

31
CSG East Housing Roundtable Call

In March 2023, CSG East brought together a small group of legislators,…

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Mar

21-22
CSG East Capitol Visit to New Hampshire

CSG East will visit Concord, New Hampshire this March 21-22, 2023. If you would like to meet with…

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Mar

14-15
CSG East Capitol Visit to Connecticut

CSG East will visit Hartford, Connecticut this March 14-15, 2023. If you would like to meet with members…

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Feb

21-22
2023 Capitol visit to Maryland

David Biette and members of the CSG East staff will be in Annapolis February 21-22, 2023. For more…

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Feb

3
EASTrain: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion with Tania Richard

As public debate becomes increasingly heated and polarized, this workshop will provide tools and strategies that legislators and…

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Jan

30-31
CSG East Capitol Visit to Maine

CSG East will visit Augusta, Maine. If you would like to meet with members of the CSG East…

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Jan

26
EASTrain: Chairing and running effective committee meetings

This training will focus on how each member plays a role in creating a culture of excellence and…

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2022


Dec

22
Improving Mental Health Services in Response to Severe Weather: A Proposal for States

Extreme weather events have been on the rise, and there is evidence that these crises are leading to…

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Dec

21
EPR for Packaging: A proposal for reducing plastic waste, eliminating toxins, and protecting public health

Description: State legislatures across the United States are considering bills promoting extended producer responsibility (EPR) for packaging, whose…

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Dec

7-10
2022 CSG National Conference

Save the date, and please check back for more details!…

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Dec

2-3
2022 Winter Executive Committee Meeting

Registration is now open for the 2022 Winter Executive and Administrative Committee meetings in Toronto, Ontario.

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Dec

2
Unaffordable Housing: How do states step in?

The Council of State Governments Eastern Regional Conference (CSG East), the…

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Oct

26-27
Northeast High-level Radioactive Waste Transportation Task Force Fall Meeting

Save the date! The meeting will be held in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

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Aug

21-25
2022 Robert J. Thompson Eastern Leadership Academy

We are now accepting applications to the 2021 Robert J. Thompson Eastern Leadership Academy (scheduled for August 21–25,…

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2023 Post-Conference Summit: Education and Workforce Development

CSG East Education and Workforce Summit   CSG East hosted an Education and Workforce Summit in…

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Aug

14-17
CSG East 61st Annual Meeting, August 14-17, Manchester, NH

The 61st CSG East Annual Meeting was held in-person, August 14-17, 2022, in Manchester, New Hampshire. You can…

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Jun

6-9
2022 National Transportation Stakeholders Forum

Click Here to Register!   The 2022…

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May

20
Getting Schooled: How Do We Have a Better Education Conversation?

The Council of State Governments Eastern Regional Conference (CSG East),…

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Apr

29
Unhoused: How can states solve the housing crisis?

The Council of State Governments Eastern Regional Conference (CSG East),…

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Feb

25
Briefing on Ithaca’s Ambitious Plan to Decarbonize Buildings

In this virtual discussion, Dr. Luis Aguirre-Torres, Sustainability Director of Ithaca, New York, discussed the city’s first-in-the-nation plan…

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Feb

25
Innovating Hope: Maximizing HBCU and State Government Partnerships

The Council of State Governments Eastern Regional Conference (CSG East),…

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Jan

21-22
CANCELED: Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Legislative Caucus 2021 Annual Meeting

When: TBD   Due to recent developments related to the continuing COVID pandemic,…

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2021


Dec

10-11
CSG East 2021 Winter Executive Committee Meeting

The CSG East Executive and Administrative Committee Meetings will be held Friday, December 10 – Saturday, December 11,…

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Dec

6
Briefing on the 2021/2022 Winter Outlook with ISO New England

The CSG East Energy and Environment Committee hosted a virtual briefing on the 2021/22 Winter Outlook with ISO…

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Nov

9-1
Promoting Career and Technical Education for Students with Disabilities

This webinar will discuss state strategies for maintaining and increasing participation and performance of students with…

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Nov

3
Briefing on the Implementation of State-Level Decarbonization Policies and Strategies

Massachusetts State Senator Marc Pacheco, who chairs the CSG State Legislative Climate Alliance, hosted a briefing with Kathleen…

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Oct

26-27
Northeast High-Level Radioactive Waste Transportation Task Force meeting

For more information, please contact Uldis Vanags, director, Northeast High-Level Radioactive Waste Transportation Project.

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Aug

22-26
CSG East’s Robert J. Thompson Eastern Leadership Academy

We are now accepting applications to the 2021 Robert J. Thompson Eastern Leadership Academy (scheduled for August 22–26,…

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Aug

16-20
60th Annual Meeting & Regional Policy Forum

The 2021 Annual Meeting & Regional Policy Forum was held virtually August 16-20, 2021. Recorded presentations and conversations…

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Jul

1
Vaxx Chat: How Do We Have a Better Vaccination Conversation?

The Council of State Governments Eastern Regional Conference, Council on Communities…

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Jun

23
The offshore wind opportunity: lessons learned from the United Kingdom

During the next five years, the nascent offshore wind industry is poised to become a major supplier of…

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Jun

18
Reparations: What would that look like? Exploring a justice strategy and policy framework

CSG East’s Council on Communities of Color presents the latest…

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May

14
Black farmers: a struggle for relief and a future

The Council of State Governments Eastern Regional Conference, Council on Communities…

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May

7
Back to school? Reimagining K-12 education

The Council of State Governments Eastern Regional Conference, Council on Communities…

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Apr

23-24
Carbon Sequestration from the Ground Up: Opportunities in Northeastern Farms and Forests

Natural and working lands have a unique role to play in addressing climate change, and in the Northeast,…

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Apr

16
Cannabis equity: A way to fill the wealth gap?

The Council of State Governments Eastern Regional Conference, Council on Communities…

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Mar

19
Voting rights threat assessment: where do we go from here?

The Council of State Governments Eastern Regional Conference,…

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Feb

25
Regional Food Systems: New initiatives for New England feeding New England

The Agriculture and Rural Affairs Policy Committee Co-Chairs Representative Carolyn Partridge (Vermont) and Senator Judy Schwank…

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2020


Dec

17
The Future of US-China Trade Relations and the Impact on State Economies

The Eastern Trade Council and the US-China Business Council (USCBC) is pleased to invite you to join us…

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Dec

10
CSG Eastern Regional Conference 2020 Winter Executive Committee Meeting

The CSG Eastern Regional Conference Executive Committee Meeting will meet Thursday, December 10 at 10:30 am. Registration is…

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Dec

1-18
CSG 2020 National Conference (December dates)

The Council of State Governments’ 2020 National Conference Reimagined will take place from Monday, October 26…

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Nov

3-28
CSG 2020 National Conference (November dates)

The Council of State Governments’ 2020 National Conference Reimagined will take place from Monday, October 26…

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Oct

29
Northeast High-Level Radioactive Waste Transportation Task Force Meeting

The CSG East Northeast High-Level Radioactive Waste Transportation Task Force will meet via Zoom. For more information, please…

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Oct

26-30
CSG 2020 National Conference (October dates)

The Council of State Governments’ 2020 National Conference Reimagined will take place from Monday, October 26…

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Oct

9
Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Legislative Caucus on September 9 and 11 and October 2 and 9

Join the GLLC for one or all of our Zoom meetings. All meetings are…

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Sep

29
Postponed: State of Black D.C. and Maryland Action Plan

The Council of State Governments Eastern Regional Conference,…

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Sep

25
Remote Learning: Is it just for pandemic or is it the future?

The Council of State Governments Eastern Regional Conference,…

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Sep

17
An Overview of the Trillion Trees Initiative

The CSG EAST Energy and Environment Committee’s informal working group on agriculture and forestry sequestration hosted a virtual…

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Aug

28
POSTPONED: Food insecurity: How do we feed our communities?

The Council of State Governments Eastern Regional Conference, …

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Aug

26
The Pandemic, Protests, and the 2020 Presidential Election

While CSG East and the state of New Hampshire could not host an in-person Annual Meeting this year…

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Aug

24-29
Ongoing CSG East 2020 Policy Committee Meetings, August 3-29, 2020

CSG East’s policy committees will meet throughout August via webinars. The meetings are by invitation only, and members…

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Aug

17
CSG East Military and Veterans Affairs Committee Meeting

Join the CSG East Military and Veterans Affairs committee in a roundtable discussion focused…

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Aug

12
Healthcare after the pandemic with Dr. Leana Wen

Since CSG East and the state of New Hampshire could not host an in-person Annual Meeting and Policy…

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Aug

11
State, provincial, and federal relations in the era of the coronavirus

CSG East’s Canada-U.S. Relations Committee is presenting two Zoom panels as part of its virtual meetings this summer.

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Aug

10
Closed Border: Bilateral relations in the COVID era

CSG East’s Canada-U.S. Relations Committee is presenting two Zoom panels as part of its virtual meetings this summer.

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Aug

7
Black Business: what’s the survival plan?

The Council of State Governments Eastern Regional Conference,…

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Jul

31
By the numbers: The use of data in mitigating systemic racism in the criminal justice system

The Council of State Governments Eastern Regional Conference, Council on Communities…

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Poster for Green Liberty Bonds
Jul

20
Conversation with the Connecticut Green Bank on Green Liberty Bonds

The CSG EAST Energy and Environment Committee’s informal working group on agriculture and forestry sequestration hosted a virtual…

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Jul

8
Creating a Veterans Accelerated Learning for Licensed Occupations (VALLO) Program

Occupational licensure reform is a growing trend in state governments across the nation.

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Jun

19
Are you ready for the next disaster? Emergency preparedness during pandemic, protests, and climate change

The Council of State Governments Eastern Regional Conference, Council on…

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Jun

5
Black people under attack: What’s the policy change?

The Council of State Governments Eastern Regional Conference, Council on Communities…

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Jun

2
Webinar: The future of standardized testing

The CSG East Education Committee will host a webinar at 2:00 p.m. on June 2nd on the future…

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May

22
COVID-19 and the economic impacts on agriculture and rural policy

The CSG East Agriculture and Rural Affairs Policy Committee hosted the third in a series of three webinars…

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May

22
Voting in a pandemic: The fight against voter suppression

The Council of State Governments Eastern Regional Conference, Council on Communities…

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May

15
Going outside: how do I protect myself?

Join us, Friday, May 15, 2-3 pm, for the next installment…

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May

15
The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on regional agriculture and rural issues

The session will focus on some of the specific impacts the pandemic is having on agriculture and our…

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May

8
The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on regional agriculture and rural issues

Rural communities and agriculture businesses have been hit hard by the novel coronavirus. COVID-19 has not only caused…

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May

8
Working in a pandemic: Navigating communities through a labor crisis

  Join us, Friday, May 8, 10-11 am, for the next installment in an ongoing…

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May

7
CSG East Occupational Licensure meeting: Removing barriers to hair braiding legislation

Join us for a one-hour conversation that examines the public policy of hair braiding licensure and ways in…

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Apr

24
COVID Communications: How to talk with your communities during a pandemic

Join us for a discussion of best practices when talking to at risk communities during a public…

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Apr

17
COVID-19 healthcare gaps: Addressing testing and treatment disparities on Black and Brown populations

The Council of State Governments Eastern Regional Conference, Council on Communities of Color presents a new installment…

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Apr

17
Military and Veterans Affairs Committee Meeting – POSTPONED

Committee members will be advised of the rescheduled date. For more information please contact Debbie Paige.

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Apr

3
COVID-19 school closures

The Council of State Governments Eastern Regional Conference (CSG East), Council on Communities of Color presents the first…

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Mar

27-1
Teacher Licensure Mobility Webinar

Licensing requirements for teachers vary state to state, presenting challenges for teachers seeking to relocate across state lines.

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Mar

11-12
Capitol visit to Connecticut

For more information or if you would like to meet with members of CSG ERC’s policy staff please…

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Mar

3-4
Capitol visit to New York

For more information or if you would like to meet with members of CSG-ERC’s policy staff please contact…

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Feb

26-27
Capitol visit to Rhode Island

For more information or if you would like to meet with members of CSG ERC’s policy staff please…

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Jan

30-31
Capitol visit to Vermont

For more information or if you would like to meet with members of CSG ERC’s policy staff please…

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Jan

29-30
Capitol visit to New Hampshire

New Hampshire is hosting CSG-ERC’s 60th Annual Meeting and Regional Policy Forum, August 23-26, 2020. You are invited…

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Jan

22-23
Capitol visit to Maine

For more information or if you would like to meet with members of CSG ERC’s policy staff please…

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2019


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Dec

20
Carbon sequestration in agriculture and forestry in the Northeast

Legislators from five states met in Hudson, New York, to explore the possibility of creating a multi-state initiative…

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Dec

6-8
CSG/ ERC Winter Executive Committee Meeting

For more information please contact AR Braver.

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Dec

4-7
CSG National Conference

Join colleagues from around the country at the 2019 Council of State Governments National Conference in San Juan,…

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Oct

29-30
2019 Fall Meeting

The Fall 2019 semiannual meeting of the Northeast High-Level Radioactive Waste Transportation Task Force (Task Force) was held…

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Oct

25-26
The 2019 Northeast Climate Energy Summit

The summit convened more than 100 state officials, staff, industry experts for a full day…

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Aug

25-29
Eastern Leadership Academy CANCELED

The 2020 Eastern Leadership Academy that was to have run from August 30 to September 3, 2020, has…

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Aug

23-28
CSG Henry Toll Fellowship Program CANCELED

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 CSG Toll Fellowship has been cancelled. Applications for the 2021 program…

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Jul

28-31
CSG / ERC 59th Annual Meeting and Regional Policy Forum

For more information on the 2019 Annual Meeting please click here.

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Jun

21-1
CSG/ERC Autonomous Vehicle Presentation

Presentation to the Delaware Autonomous Vehicle Advisory Council given by CSG/ERC’s Transportation Co-Consultant, Don Hannon…

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Apr

20-21
Agritourism and right to farm policy summit

ERC’s Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee sponsored a gathering to examine this rapidly changing segment of the agriculture…

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2018


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May

11-12
The 2018 Northeast Legislative Climate Energy Summit:

The summit convened more than 70 state officials, staff, industry experts and Princeton faculty for…

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2016


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Jan

21
Health Law Webinar

Join our partners at the Network for Public Health Law for a webinar January 21, 2016…

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